Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-six highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as many US honors.
Eager to maintain his posting as senior homicide inspector in Bath, Peter Diamond swiftly initiates an investigation only to discover that the victim is his wife. Baffled and grieving, Peter is removed from the case and "fitted for a frame" by his replacement. Using the resources and skills he has developed during his career, Peter starts his own investigation to clear his name and satisfy a promise made to his wife. This prime British mystery is wondrously full of scoundrels, hoodlums, perplexing situations, and story elements that seem to mean one thing when they really mean another. Narrator Steve Hodson brings all these elements to life; his accents (to this Midwesterner's ear) are accurate and completely engaging. Diamond Dust is an absolute gem; very highly recommended.-Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"One of the delights of contemporary crime fiction." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Top-rate writing and plotting . . . A treasure." -"-Chicago Sun-Times"